Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Send blessing on him and salute him with a worthy salutation


Quran Chapter 33: 56 (Pt-22, Stg-5) (L-2615) درس قرآن

Send blessing on him and salute him with a worthy salutation

Chapter ’Al-‘Ahzaab” – (The Clans) – 33

‘A-‘uu-zu  Billaahi minash-Shay-taanir- Rajiim.

 (I seek refuge in Allaah from Satan the outcast)

Bis-Millaahir-Rah-maanir-Rahiim.

(In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful)

 

إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ وَمَلَٰٓئِكَتَهُۥ يُصَلُّونَ عَلَى ٱلنَّبِىِّ يَٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ صَلُّوا۟ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلِّمُوا۟ تَسْلِيمًا 56

56.  Lo! Allah and His angels shower blessings on the Prophet. O ye who believe! You should also send blessing on him and salute him with a worthy salutation. 56.  ‘InnAllaaha  wa  malaaa-‘ikataHuu  Yusalluuna  ‘alan-Nabiyy.  Yaaa-‘ayyuhallaziina  ‘aamanuu  salluu  ‘alayhi  wa  sallimuu  tasliimaa. 

Commentary

 

Previously it was commanded that you should revere and honor the Messenger of Allaah Almighty (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him). Its way was described that you should bear in mind that he should never be grieved or harmed by your any act. The same matter has been explained in this verse that: The Muslims should ask Allaah Almighty to confer blessing upon him and ask Allaah Almighty to grant him peace. By this; his love will increase in their hearts and they will follow Allaah Almighty and His angels (peace be upon them) by this act because Allaah Almighty Himself confers blessing upon the Prophet (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him), and His angels (peace be upon them) too pray before Him to do so.

 

It is commanded: Allaah Almighty keeps His Sight of Kindness upon the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him), mentions his excellences in Holy Qur’an, proclaims about his magnificence and dignity, and His angels ask Allaah Almighty mercy for him constantly. O people who believe! You also should join in his reverence and respect according to your capacity. At first, you should obey his all sayings and follow his entire deeds. After that, you should send blessing on him and salute him with a worthy salutation.

 

The Companions (May Allaah be pleased with them) said: O Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him): We have learnt the way of saluting (sending Salaam upon) you (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) from the prayer that when we sit for reciting “’Attahiyaat”, in it we say “’As-Salaamu ‘alayka ‘ayyu-han-Nabiyyu wa RahmaTullaahi wa BarakaatuHuu. Describe us now the way of sending Blessing (Salaat) too. The Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) taught them Duruudi Ibraahiimii, which is recited in the last position of sitting in prayer (Qa’-dah) after ’Attahiyaat:

 

“‘ALLAAHUMMA  SALLI  ‘ALAA  MUHAMMADINW  WA  ‘ALAA  ‘AALI MUHAMMADIN  KAMAA  SALLAYTA  ‘ALAA  ‘IBRAAHIMA  WA  ‘ALAA ‘AALI  ‘IBRAAHIMA  ‘INNAKA  HAMIIDUM- MAJIID”.

 

“‘ALLAAHUMMA  BAARIK  ‘ALAA  MUHAMMADINW  WA  ‘ALAA  ‘AALI MUHAMMADIN KAMAA  BAARAKTA  ‘ALAA  ‘IBRAAHIMA WA  ‘ALAA  ‘AALI  ‘IBRAAHIMA  ‘INNAKA  HAMIIDUM- MAJIID”.

 

O Allaah, let Your Blessings come upon Muhammad and the family of Muhammad, as you have blessed Ibrahim and his family. Truly, You are Praiseworthy and Glorious. O Allaah, bless Muhammad and the family of Muhammad, as you have blessed Ibrahim and his family. Truly, You are Praiseworthy and Glorious”.

 

The famous companion of the Prophet (SallAllaahu alaihi wasallam), Hadrat Ka’ab bin Ujrah (radi Allaahu anhu), narrates that once it was enquired from Sayyiduna RasoolUllaah (SallAllaahu alaihi wasallam) as to how blessings should be sent to him. The Prophet (SallAllaahu alaihi wasallam) replied that the blessings be said in the manner (it has been mentioned) above, that is, Durood-e-Ibrahimi.

 

It also comes in understanding from the Sayings of the Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) that when his name is called, we should say along with his name “SallAllaahu alaihi wasallam”. Briefly we should recite often “’As-Salaatu was-Salaamu ‘alaa RasuulAllaah”.

 

Transliterated Holy Qur’aan in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazaar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif).

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